'The Martian' Promo Shows Matt Damon In The Calm Before The Space Panic — VIDEO
If you haven't had enough space from Gravity and Interstellar, well, don't worry, there's more intergalactic travel coming to a theater near you. Ridley Scott has tackled Alien, and now he's got a film set on Mars. Scott's new movie The Martian starring Matt Damon just released a teaser trailer that introduces audiences to the characters of the film before the mission goes wrong (of course). Twentieth Century Fox released the trailer/video with the help of real-life former astronaut Mike Massimino on Twitter. Damon made a very memorable villainous turn in last year's Interstellar and launches back into orbit as astronaut Mark Whatney, who gets stranded on Mars after being presumed dead by his crew, according to Entertainment Weekly.
In this teaser promo for the movie, Whatney films an intro video for the people of Earth to introduce his crew of the Hermes, which is headed for a mission to Mars. It illustrates the happy, calm days of the mission before Whatney finds himself alone and trying to survive on Mars. “He finds he has a problem, and instead of him collapsing into terror — because he’s got 28 days to live — and that’s if everything goes well for him — he knuckles down and actually starts to work it out,” Scott told to EW.
The crew also includes characters played by Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Michael Pena, and Jessica Chastain, who also starred in Interstellar, but remained on Earth for the flick. "Through Interstellar and watching the fun that Annie [Hathaway] and Matt had playing astronauts, I thought, ‘I really want to do that,’" Chastain told EW. "It was about two weeks later, Ridley called me and asked me if I would play an astronaut in his next film — I jumped at the chance, of course. It has been great to do the research and learn as much as I can about space."
And it looks like she did just that. Check out the video below. The Martian will be in theaters Nov. 25.